Graduation: Faculty of Engineering Official start: March 27 @ 9:00 am. Duration: 3h

Supervisors and examiners

Supervisors

To enhance the experience of the postgraduate student, CPUT often appoints additional supervisors, some of whom may not be employed by the university.  The appointment of a supervisor is approved by the Higher Degrees Committee (HDC) on behalf of Senate.  These external supervisors are required to complete periodic progress reports on their supervision.

Item
Document
Progress report by supervisors
Appointment of additional supervisors (internal and external)

External supervisors are remunerated as follows (all these rates are under review in 2014):

Type of supervisor
Remuneration
External co-supervisor (RSA)
Master's: R3 000
Doctorate: R4 500
External co-supervisor (overseas)
Master’s: $350
Doctorate: $550

Examiners

To ensure the quality of the examination process, CPUT appoints reputable examiners and adheres to strict quality assurance mechanisms.  Examiner requirements are as follows:

Item
Information
50% Masters
Two examiners external to CPUT
100% Masters
Two examiners external to CPUT
Doctorate
Three examiners external to CPUT of whom at least one must be international

The appointment of an examiner is approved by the HDC on behalf of Senate.  Examiners are required to complete an examination report based on CPUT approved guidelines:

Item
Document
Nomination of examiner
HDC 1.7: Guidelines for examiners of dissertations and theses (M)
HDC 1.7: Guidelines for examiners of dissertations and theses (D)

Examiners are remunerated as follows (all these rates are under review in 2014):

Type of examiner
Remuneration
Residing in the Republic
50% Master's: R1 000
100 % Master's: R1 500
Doctorate: R2 000
International
100 % Master's: $350
Doctorate: $550

Finance requirements

The Finance department requires adherence to SARS financial regulations and have several stipulated requirements that have to be observed.  Supervisors and examiners are requested to comply for speedy processing of payments.